Edited by Andrew T. Hudak, Leda Kobziar, Karin Riley
Many large fires have burned in recent decades across western North America, and this trend is projected to continue as conditions become warmer and drier. Recovery processes have been studied more thoroughly 1-2 years post fire than in the longer term. Fuel and fire managers need better information on long-term post-fire ecosystem recovery, including plant community shifts, tree regeneration, and fuel accumulation.
This special collection is a compilation of papers that improves our understanding of long-term vegetation recovery processes approximately a decade after mixed-severity wildfires in the western US and Alaska.